Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Background: Diabetes is one of the major risk factors for peripheral arterial disease. In patients in whom surgery cannot be performed, cell therapy may be an alternative treatment. Since time is crucial for these patients, we propose the use of allogenic mesenchymal...

["Surgery and Surgical Specialties","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3075v1
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A method for rating surgical performance of a mastoidectomy procedure that is shown to apply universally across teaching institutions has not yet been devised. This work describes the development of a rating instrument created from a multi-institutional consortium....

["Otorhinolaryngology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2931v1
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Purpose: To compare the intraoperative angle stability and the postoperative outflow of two ab interno trabeculectomy devices that excise the trabecular meshwork. The newer device has an active aspiration and irrigation port while the older requires viscoelastic...

["Drugs and Devices","Ophthalmology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2762v2
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Purpose: Microincisional glaucoma surgeons operate in a highly confined space, making it difficult to learn by observation or assistance alone. We hypothesized that an ex vivo model would allow for better refinement of technique, quantification of progress, and...

["Ophthalmology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2745v1
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Background: Cryoelectrolysis is a new minimally invasive tissue ablation surgical technique that combines the ablation techniques of electrolytic ablation with cryosurgery. The goal of this study is to examine the hypothesis that electrolysis can take place in...

["Bioengineering","Biophysics","Oncology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2474v2
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Backgroud: Protruding ear is the most commonly found auricular populational deformity with significant social consequences. The problem is clearly perceptible in frontal facial images, but a simple photographic classification for prominence has not yet been defined....

["Anatomy and Physiology","Pediatrics","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2426v1
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Fetus in fetu (FIF) is a very rare congenital malformation with an incidence of 1/500,000 live births. These children are often hospitalized because of vomiting, abdominal distension or abdominal mass found by their parents. The most common position for the parasitic...

["Pediatrics","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2295v1
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Background: Simtics Integrated Cognitive Simulator (ICS) is a software learning environment, previously demonstrated to be of use to surgical trainees in learning the cognitive aspects of procedural skills. It also includes a Test-Mode, which has not previously...

["Clinical Trials","Surgery and Surgical Specialties","Human-Computer Interaction","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1893v1
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Tramadol is used in both human and veterinary medicine to treat postoperative pain. The purpose of this study was to evaluate tramadol as a sole postoperative analgesic and to compare drug plasma concentration to clinical pain score. A high or low dose of tramadol...

["Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Evidence Based Medicine","Pharmacology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1510v1
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Objectives. The objective of this study is to compare the impact of early and late reconstruction of complete unilateral cleft lip and palate on the growth and development of the front of the dentoalveolar arch. Methods. This study was carried out in the years...

["Dentistry","Otorhinolaryngology","Pediatrics","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1402v1
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Cell communication is central to the integration of cell function required for the development and homeostasis of multicellular animals. Proteins are an important currency of cell communication, acting locally (auto-, juxta-, or paracrine) or systemically (endocrine)....

["Biochemistry","Drugs and Devices","Surgery and Surgical Specialties","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1378v1
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Over the last two decades the number of total joint replacement surgeries increased consistently. With the patient population growing older and therefore suffering from more comorbidities and total joint replacement being progressively indicated even in patients...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Geriatrics","Orthopedics","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1119v2
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Background. Liver segmentation from medical images produces high quality patient specific 3D liver models which are used for preoperative planning and intraoperative guidance. These 3D models can be manipulated and visualized in various ways and can be useful for...

["Surgery and Surgical Specialties","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1092v1
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Background. High quality patient specific 3D liver models can be nowadays exported using computer liver segmentation algorithms. Specific 3D image editing tools can be used to manipulate the liver models and create virtual surgical cases. Objective. The aim of...

["Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1090v1
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OBJECTIVE: A single PAN scan may provide more radiation to a patient than is felt to be safe within a one-year period. Our objective was to determine how many patients admitted to the trauma service following a PAN scan had prior CT imaging within our six-hospital...

["Emergency and Critical Care","Public Health","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Surgery and Surgical Specialties","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1010v1
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